Ervin Wesley Waybright, 83, of Forgan , OK , died Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Morton County Hospital , in Elkhart , KS .
He was born September 19, 1929, at Liberal, KS, to Guy and Frances (Johnson) Waybright.
He served in the U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict, from 1951-1953, with the 13th Engineer Combat Battalion. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He was employed in oilfield work and was owner of Waybright Dirt Construction. He was also a truck driver for Yellow Freight System. He retired in 1994.
He was an avid gardener, and a very hard-working man, who could do almost anything with his hands.
He was a member of VFW Post # 3166, from 1953-2013, and was an Honorary Retired member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters – Local Union # 745.
He married Delores Marie Fetterman, on July 21, 1950, at Raton , NM . She survives.
Other survivors include
3 Daughters – Theresa Carlile and husband Jim, of Liberal, KS, Glenda Webb and husband Arden, of Hugoton, KS, Karen Clements and husband Lynn, of Logan, KS;
8 Grandchildren – Jennifer Tanner and husband John; Kaitlin Carlile; Jared Webb and wife Alisha; Gabriel Webb and wife Virginia; Joshua Webb and wife Paris; Megan Troyer and husband Tyson; Bethany Clements, and Tiffany Clements;
6 Great-Grandchildren – Mersadez, Trevor, and Brendan Tanner; Rebecca, Grant, and Caleb Webb
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers – Marvin Waybright, Clarence Waybright, and Claudine Waybright; and 5 sisters – Pearl Smith, Opal Stebens, Kathryn Drake, Patty Whiteley, and Evelyn Waybright, who died in infancy.
Visitation will be 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. –; 8 p.m. Friday at Brenneman Funeral Home. The family will be present to receive friends from 6 - 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at Brenneman Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Eric Mason, officiating. Burial will be in Liberal Cemetery .
Memorial Contributions may be made to The American Bible Society, (designated for military Bibles), in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd St. , Liberal , KS 67901 .
Condolences also may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com